Rufus A. Chapman

8 July 1874–13 March 1911 (Age 36)
White, Georgia, United States

The Life of Rufus A.

When Rufus A. Chapman was born on 8 July 1874, in White, Georgia, United States, his father, William Henry Chapman, was 26 and his mother, Mary Louisa Teasley, was 25. He married Belledonna Thompson on 29 December 1895, in White, Hall, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1900 and District 1441, White, Georgia, United States in 1910. He died on 13 March 1911, in White, Georgia, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Chattahoochee Hills, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus A. Chapman
1874–1911
Belledonna Thompson
1880–1905
Marriage: 29 December 1895
Ila Beulah Chapman
1897–1979
William Leonard
1899–1899
Joseph Oscar
1900–1900
Ethel Jane
1902–1902
Lela Louise Chapman
1903–1975

Spouse and Children

    Male1874–1911Male

    Belledonna Thompson

    Female1880–1905Female

MARRIAGE
29 December 1895
White, Hall, Georgia, United States
children

(5)

    Female1897–1979Female

    William Leonard

    Male1899–1899Male

    Joseph Oscar

    Male1900–1900Male

    Ethel Jane

    Female1902–1902Female

    Lela Louise Chapman

    Female1903–1975Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1886

Age 12

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chapman, Old English cēapmann, a compound of cēap ‘barter’, ‘bargain’, ‘price’, ‘property’ + mann ‘man’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rufus A Chapman in household of William H Chapman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rufus A Chapman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rufus Chapman in household of William H Chapman, "United States Census, 1880"

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